Tremble Before The 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Trailer

 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Trailer

via Badass Digest

The trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is here, and somehow it does not look completely stupid. 

I'm split on this. On one hand, I really like the film's director, Timur Bekmambetobv. His previous movies (Wanted, Day Watch, Night Watch) were delightfully batshit, and Devin Faraci of Badass Digest reports that the filmmakers are playing the concept straight, which gives me hope that this won't be obnoxious. Also, Johnny Cash. 

Then again, this strikes me as the kind of concept that can go south very quickly. A quirky title/concept does not a good film make (I'm looking at youCowboys & Aliens). Also, vampires. 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, and the title pretty much explains what it's about. I haven't read it, but hey, it's rocking an average of four stars of Amazon. That must mean it's good!

My big question is: Will this outshine Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter, a masterpiece of the "historical figures hunting vampires" genre?

Image of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Price: $10.57
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
Image of Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (Special Edition DVD)
Director: Lee Demarbre
Starring: VARIOUS
Rating: R (Restricted)
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Joshua Chaplinsky's picture
Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading A lot of Brian Evenson February 13, 2012 - 2:51pm

If I see one 'Presidents Kicking Supernatural Ass' movie, it's gonna involve Nazi werewolves. The only thing we have to fear...

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce February 13, 2012 - 3:13pm

why does crap like this exist?

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade February 13, 2012 - 3:57pm

LOL - demigod, you can fill a book with explanations and yes, Why Does Crap Like This Exist?!? should be the working title...

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Will Bigelow from New Jersey is reading The Sun Also Rises February 13, 2012 - 4:10pm

@Typewriter Demigod: Because it's awesome.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 13, 2012 - 5:49pm

I'm waiting for Nixon vs. Dracula.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like February 13, 2012 - 10:43pm

This looks totally unenjoyable. I may be a snob after all.